Leadership in dementia care: what does it take?

Buz Loveday has developed professional development courses for leaders in dementia care. Here she shares some of the learning from these courses, and argues that leadership skills are crucial for nurturing a staff team  and capitalising on staff training. Author/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Managing vulnerability: caring, dependency and systems of care.

In this edited extract from his new book, Tim Dartington reflects on the experience of caring for his wife Anna with early onset dementia. Author/s: Tim Dartington For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Bridging the generation gap: enlisting student support to improve well-being.

Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton and Stuart Wright describe a study in which older secondary school students were supported and helped to befriend ‘low interacting’ care home residents, including those with dementia.Author/s: Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton, Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Myth or not, this book should challenge us all.

Kate Allan discusses the compelling arguments and important implications of ‘The myth of Alzheimer’s’ by Peter Whitehouse and Daniel George.Author/s: Kate Allan, Peter Whitehouse, Daniel George For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Goodbye to the ‘family from hell’.

Damian Murphy describes the development of a new training course that takes a relationship-centred approach to living well with dementia.Author/s: Damian Murphy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Telling our story: good practice in respite care.

There isn’t enough good quality respite care and there should be, say Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson. With Tony Ryan and Mike Nolan they describe the development of a new CD-ROM/DVD training tool. Author/s: Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson, Tony Ryan, Mike Nolan For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

The Funshops: improvised drama and humour.

John Killick describes his recent work in partnership with the Scottish Dementia Working Group.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A little help with care planning.

Brenda Walker and Sue Manterfield set out some important principles for effective dementia care planning.Author/s: Brenda Walker, Sue Manterfield For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Lighting Up: lessons learned in establishing an arts project.

Chris Sherratt tells the story of Lighting Up, an arts project that is trying to lay firm foundations for its future.Author/s: Chris Sherratt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Challenge and opportunity to improve dementia services.

Professor Alistair Burns took up the post of National Clinical Director for Dementia in April this year. Jane Gilliard asked him about his plans and the future of services for people with dementia and their carers. Author/s: Alistair Burns, Jane Gilliard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more